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Thread: different lap quilting method

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    I attended a class a few months ago on a lap quilting, or quilt by the block, method that was different. It was made with the backing maybe 3 in. larger than the top and a strip sewn on the top and quilted as you go. the difference was when you are finished you didn't have handwork on the backing to do. It was already sewn together. The instructor created this method herself. I lost the notes I took. Has anyone ever done anything like this? Would love to use this. She used it with strip piecing in the blocks but it could be used for any kind of block.

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    Yes, I think I saw something similar on Eleanor Burns program. Let us know how it works for you.

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    I would love to let you know but I can't remember how it was done. I am needing someone to remind me. Old age has definitely set in. :}

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    Sounds like Fun and Done could be adapted to this. No hand sewing.

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    Fun and Done?

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    Bayside quilting has a patented method:

    http://www.baysidequilting.com/store...idCategory=284

    Watch the video and see if you can adapt.

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    sounds great

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    I took a class and the instructor covered both the "Fun & Done" and "Crazy short cuts".

    If you watch the video that purplemem referred to, keep in mind that you do not need that special template. Just cut the backing 1" bigger on all 4 sides.

    "Crazy Shortcuts" has a you tube video and a website. Basically, it is 2 slightly different methods of the same technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    Bayside quilting has a patented method:

    http://www.baysidequilting.com/store...idCategory=284

    Watch the video and see if you can adapt.
    For some reason my computer and windows media will not open the video. It says URL is wrong. Not sure how to change it. The pic of the quilt looks like what the instructor was doing in the class I attended.. Now to figure out how to see the video.

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    I found it on Youtube. Yes, it is what I wanted. thanks so much. Love this Board. You guys are great! I'm sure I'll have more questions. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter53
    I attended a class a few months ago on a lap quilting, or quilt by the block, method that was different. It was made with the backing maybe 3 in. larger than the top and a strip sewn on the top and quilted as you go. the difference was when you are finished you didn't have handwork on the backing to do. It was already sewn together. The instructor created this method herself. I lost the notes I took. Has anyone ever done anything like this? Would love to use this. She used it with strip piecing in the blocks but it could be used for any kind of block.
    hi many yrs ago[12]one of the first quilts i made was from a book"week end log cabins by marti michel"it wsa very easy,but a lot of hand work to sew srrips down on the back.the newer versions shiw how to do it all by machine.thats the one i want to try next as i can't hand sew any more. the quilt was funto do,and very easy .

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    Thanks purplemen for the link....I watched it and it is perfect for some of my new projects!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    Thanks purplemen for the link....I watched it and it is perfect for some of my new projects!
    you are very welcome.

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    I strip quilt quite often.

    Piece your blocks together and sew together a whole row.
    Cut batting and backing slightly larger than your strip.
    ***Quilt to within 3 inches of the edge.
    Lay the next strip of backing face up.
    Lay your quilted piece on top also face up.
    Lay the next strip of pieced blocks on top of that face down. Pin in place and sew with a 1/4" seam.
    Lightly press your seam so that the backing and top of next strip are down away from the quilted strip. Lay it out flat, fold back the pieced top, lay a new strip of batting on the backing, bring the top down over it. Baste and quilt ***Repeat until done then just quilt the 3 or so inches all the way around the edge and put your binding on.
    If this method is patented by someone I don't know. All I know is that I had to get a quilt quilted on a small machine and didn't know how else to do it. It went fast, was easy up until the very last then it got heavy. I wouldn't recommend this method for an heirloom quilt but if it's one that's going to be used and loved well then go for it. If you want it to really look nice, leave your quilting threads loose and long at the edges and work them into the batting layer with a hand needle later.

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    That is new to me. Let us know what you find out.

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